Careers Blog

The latest events, opportunities and news from the Careers and Employability team at the University of Brighton

Santander Universities Growth Grant

Students and graduate entrepreneurs from the University of Brighton have received a cash boost, thanks to a funding initiative from Santander Universities.  Businesses were invited to apply for the Santander University of Brighton Growth Grant, a new initiative intended to support those that have begun trading. Santander Universities already supports early-stage entrepreneurs through a bi-annual…

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Ethicul team

Ethicul on a mission to support sustainable businesses

A team of final year Brighton Business School students are launching a new ethical rewards app. In this post they explain how they can support both local independent retailers and sustainability-minded consumers. Hi, we are the team behind Ethicul! From left to right we have Ryan Hudson, Matthew Denford and Charlie Jordan; all final year…

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James Burton

“There’s no time like now to build a business” says alumnus James Burton

Writing for University of Brighton student and graduate entrepreneurs, James Burton (Brighton Business School alumnus and beepurple Entrepreneur-in-Residence) offers some encouraging and supportive advice based on his own experience in business…  On 15 September 2008, Lehman Brothers, one of the world’s largest financial services companies, went bankrupt after the Federal Reserve declined to guarantee its…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Update on beepurple service

During the ongoing period of disruption caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19), beepurple is striving to maintain a normal entrepreneurship support service for students and graduates of the University of Brighton. Here is an update on how we are currently affected: One-to-one appointments continue to be available via telephone, Microsoft Teams (available free to all University of…

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Starting Up! Event featuring University of Brighton graduate entrepreneurs

One of the highlights of the beepurple calendar takes place on Wednesday 5 February. Starting Up! features four graduate entrepreneurs returning to the university to share the stories of their journeys so far and answer your questions. The event takes place off campus at 68 Middle Street, in Brighton’s Lanes, from 6.00pm to 8.30pm. There…

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Adam Haniver, Boxing Coach

Sports graduate to launch boxing product

University of Brighton alumnus Adam Haniver is set to launch a new training product for the boxing industry. Although the design is under wraps until it reaches the market, his sparring tool transforms the way boxers currently interact with their coach in the ring. “I’ve conceived a tool to help enhance the skill acquisition of…

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Will King with University of Brighton students

University of Brighton students take part in south coast innovation challenge

Nine University of Brighton students and recent graduates took part in an innovation challenge event at the University of Portsmouth. All of them regular attendees of beepurple’s entrepreneurial training programme, they joined students from four other south coast universities to solve real-world business challenges presented by Portsmouth football club. One competitive challenge involved reducing waste…

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seo workshop

Free workshop: Get Started With Website SEO

Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019 Time: 5.30pm–7.30pm Location: Room G3, Mithras House, Moulsecoomb Booking is essential: Free for students, graduates and staff of the University of Brighton External guest tickets (limited) available at £20 About this workshop In this workshop you’ll discover the basics of search engine optimisation and how you can get your business found in Google….

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dle english language programmes

Interview with Leanne Northcott, founder of DLE English

Leanne Northcott studied Education at the University of Brighton, graduating in 2014. She recently founded DLE English, providing English language programmes to international students. Describe your business English language courses for international students. Offering bespoke course content, we try to follow the level the student has learnt previously and work from there. Our target market…

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Free workshop: ‘I Need a Business Idea! Idea Generation and Creative Thinking for Business’

Beepurple’s first workshop of the new academic year kicks off on Wednesday, 9 October 2019. Join us 5.30 pm–7.30 pm in Room G5, Mithras House, Moulsecoomb for a dive into idea generation, innovation and creative thinking. Booking is essential (FREE). In this workshop you’ll: Learn how to boost your creative thinking Discover the different types…

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